Streamlining stormwater management and permitting so firms can focus on their projects
Build with Confidence. Leave your Stormwater concerns to the Specialists.
Engineers and Contractors often describe the stormwater permit process as complicated and time consuming.
- Changes in regulations and ordinances
- Frequent updates to databases and forms
- Site specific requirements
- Post-construction requirements
- Municipal/county stormwater paperwork
Plan and Prepare
Need more time in your day?
Confused about the permitting process?
Altogether, delegating the stormwater permitting process to our experts will free up time and reduce stress. Our specialists understand the regulations, so you don’t have to.
We know that in this industry our clients are balancing the expectations of their customers, contractors, local inspectors and governmental organizations.
Of course, firms that are efficient add value to their customers and those that are compliant maintain a favorable reputation with regulators.
Having been in the stormwater field for years, we know the importance of being flexible, prepared and accountable.
Subsequently, its crucial to properly identify a site’s potential needs, prepare contingency plans and to communicate possible hurdles.
Are you ready to tackle your stormwater compliance needs?
First we need to collect some general information about the site and the responsible parties.
Next, our staff will review local and state regulations, collect additional information and outline potential hurdles for the site.
Finally, we use the data to generate a custom site specific plan for your site. And you have one less stress.
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Managing stormwater compliance can be a headache. When contractors and engineers have so many regulations and standards to meet, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and lost. But don't worry, Acorn EnviroComply understands the challenges you face."
Your business deserves a smooth and streamlined process that will keep you on schedule while being compliance with environmental regulations. With over a decade of experience and deep knowledge of local and state requirements, Acorn EnviroComply is here to guide you every step of the way.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need a Construction SWPPP?
2. Yes if, the site is less than an acre and part of a Common Plan of Development.
Why do you need a Construction SWPPP?
1. It is required by law – The EPA and TCEQ require the implementation of a SWPPP before filing for a permit or the start of construction. To meet this requirement most local governments will require contractors and developers to submit a SWPPP
before they will issue a development permit.
2. It’s good for business – Not having a SWPPP prepared will delay the approval of your development permit. If you decide to start construction without a SWPPP, local governments can issue fines and stop all works on your project until the site comes into compliance.
Can I write my own Construction SWPPP?
Yes. The EPA and TCEQ provide free SWPPP Templates.
Should you write your own Construction SWPPP?
If you answer No to any of the following…. Probably Not.
1. Can you prepare your SWPPP in accordance with good engineering practices?
2. Do you have knowledge in the principles and practice of erosion and sediment controls and pollution prevention?
3. Have you read and fully understand the requirements of the TCEQ Construction General Permit?
4. Do you know how to gather the appropriate environmental assessment documents that are required for each SWPPP?
5. Are you aware that a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is a binding agreement and if it is not developed properly can lead to costly fees and fines?
Who counts as a “qualified” SWPPP preparer?
Professionals with good engineering practices (engineers, biologists, hydrologist, stormwater management personnel). Acorn EnvironComply staff are certified by EnviroCert and have over a decade in stormwater experience specifically with municipal goverment agencies.
When does a construction site need an (NOI) Notice of Intent from TCEQ?
1. If the site disturbs over 5 acres, including offsite storage or stockpiling.
2. If the site disturbs under 5 acres of land BUT is part of a common plan of development that disturbs over 5 acres.
How do I open a STEERs account with TCEQ?
What is a Common Plan of Development?
A construction activity is part of a larger common plan of development if it is completed in one or more of the following ways:
- in separate stages
- in separate phases
- in combination with other construction activities
It is identified by the documentation that identifies the scope of the project including such things as the following:
- marketing plans
- building permits
- public notice or hearing
- zoning requests
It can include one operator or many operators.
Example: A subdivision is being built. You are grading 0.75 acres, another company is clearing 4 different acres, and a contractor is excavating another 0.5 acres. In this case, the total area that would be disturbed is 5.25 acres, so each operator would fall under the requirements associated with disturbing 5 or more acres.